Maldives Urban Population 1960-2021

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Maldives urban population for 2020 was 219,833, a 2.9% increase from 2019.
  • Maldives urban population for 2019 was 213,646, a 4.07% increase from 2018.
  • Maldives urban population for 2018 was 205,291, a 5.02% increase from 2017.
  • Maldives urban population for 2017 was 195,482, a 5.54% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
China 861,289,359
Brazil 185,081,854
Russia 107,723,564
Mexico 104,088,701
Turkey 64,186,247
Iran 63,728,813
Colombia 41,431,388
South Africa 39,946,775
Thailand 35,898,129
Algeria 32,332,690
Iraq 28,514,939
Peru 25,815,966
Venezuela 25,102,966
Malaysia 24,973,604
Ecuador 11,320,846
Kazakhstan 10,815,873
Romania 10,451,921
Jordan 9,327,507
Dominican Republic 8,953,860
Cuba 8,743,468
Guatemala 8,738,685
Belarus 7,470,497
Lebanon 6,069,524
Azerbaijan 5,701,802
Libya 5,544,510
Bulgaria 5,242,987
Paraguay 4,435,221
Costa Rica 4,114,567
Serbia 3,899,416
Turkmenistan 3,167,338
Gabon 2,005,203
Armenia 1,876,112
Albania 1,762,579
Jamaica 1,667,459
Botswana 1,666,761
Bosnia 1,608,256
Namibia 1,322,115
North Macedonia 1,218,402
Equatorial Guinea 1,025,582
Mauritius 515,916
Fiji 513,187
Montenegro 419,585
Suriname 388,053
Maldives 219,833
Guyana 210,688
Belize 183,005
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 58,837
Dominica 51,178
American Samoa 48,106
Marshall Islands 46,049
Grenada 41,111
Samoa 35,494
St. Lucia 34,598
Tonga 24,415
Nauru 10,834
Tuvalu 7,549
Maldives Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 219,833 40.67 2.85%
2019 213,646 40.24 3.99%
2018 205,291 39.81 4.90%
2017 195,482 39.38 5.39%
2016 185,228 38.95 5.52%
2015 175,274 38.53 5.58%
2014 165,768 38.11 5.68%
2013 156,616 37.69 5.63%
2012 148,036 37.27 5.43%
2011 140,208 36.85 5.09%
2010 133,250 36.43 4.57%
2009 127,295 36.02 4.00%
2008 122,302 35.61 3.60%
2007 117,981 35.20 3.48%
2006 113,947 34.79 5.48%
2005 107,866 33.75 6.45%
2004 101,130 32.49 6.68%
2003 94,594 31.25 6.80%
2002 88,379 30.04 6.73%
2001 82,626 28.86 6.52%
2000 77,409 27.71 4.21%
1999 74,217 27.13 3.28%
1998 71,822 26.76 3.15%
1997 69,597 26.38 3.20%
1996 67,407 26.01 3.39%
1995 65,157 25.64 2.42%
1994 63,602 25.59 2.19%
1993 62,223 25.65 2.39%
1992 60,752 25.71 2.56%
1991 59,219 25.78 2.66%
1990 57,664 25.84 3.16%
1989 55,871 25.81 3.46%
1988 53,972 25.73 3.58%
1987 52,072 25.65 3.69%
1986 50,184 25.57 3.79%
1985 48,316 25.49 5.72%
1984 45,628 24.95 6.51%
1983 42,754 24.26 6.56%
1982 40,040 23.57 6.49%
1981 37,523 22.91 6.35%
1980 35,215 22.25 6.14%
1979 33,118 21.61 5.93%
1978 31,210 20.98 7.81%
1977 28,864 19.96 9.92%
1976 26,139 18.60 10.19%
1975 23,606 17.30 10.52%
1974 21,249 16.09 10.80%
1973 19,073 14.94 10.96%
1972 17,093 13.86 10.94%
1971 15,321 12.84 10.75%
1970 13,759 11.89 4.38%
1969 13,170 11.70 3.99%
1968 12,655 11.52 3.79%
1967 12,184 11.34 1.71%
1966 11,977 11.39 1.75%
1965 11,769 11.46 2.98%
1964 11,424 11.40 3.18%
1963 11,066 11.35 3.24%
1962 10,713 11.29 3.27%
1961 10,368 11.23 3.19%
1960 10,042 11.17 %